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Anderson family genealogy

 Collection — Folder: S1147
Identifier: S1147

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a copy of the Anderson/Howe family genealogy compiled by Joseph Edwin Howe circa 1900s.


  • circa 1900s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

The Anderson family genealogy begins with John Howe and Rachel Pindell. Howe and Pindell were married on July 26, 1782 in Cat Fish Camp, Pennsylvania. Howe, a sergeant during the Revolutionary War, moved to New Albany, Indiana in 1810 along with his wife. While in New Albany, the Howe’s started their family and Howe eventually fathered fifteen children. In 1834, John Howe settled in Lima, Indiana in Lagrange County. In 1884, Lima was renamed Howe Village in honor of John Howe.

The author of the genealogy narrative, Joseph Edwin Howe, was born near Celina, Indiana, Perry County, May 18, 1886 to Abraham and Letitia Caroline Howe. He received his elementary and high school education in Perry County, and went on to the Central Normal College located in Danville, Indiana where he received an L.L.B. degree in law. After graduating, he practiced law for a few months and eventually attended the University of Wisconsin where he received an. M.A. in education. In the following years, he taught school in Clark Township of Perry County, was superintendent of schools at Cannelton, Indiana, and later spent seven years as principal of schools at Chrisney, Indiana. After his tenure at Chrisney, Howe moved to Evansville where he worked as a school administrator for thirty years before retiring.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from C. Ernest Anderson on 1969/03/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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